Margaret Sniffin
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Obituary of Margaret Louise Sniffin

Margaret L. “Peggy” Sniffin passed away peacefully on January 19, 2024 in  Bethel, CT.   She was born April 9, 1931 in Syracuse,  NY to the late Francis and Susan Hanifan.   She graduated from St. Vincent de Paul  in 1949, and married Richard C. Sniffin on Oct. 4, 1952.   They had the first four of their seven children in Syracuse before moving to Danbury, CT.  Peggy was proud to be secretary to the president of Dey Department Store, where her shorthand skills were put to good use.   After moving to Danbury, she  was a secretary at American Cyanamid in Danbury for several years before remaining home to raise her children.  They were longtime parishioners of St. Gregory the Great in Danbury.


Peggy’s greatest joy was her family, and she was a devoted mother and grandmother.  Her favorite times were when the family was all together celebrating holidays and birthdays. She was an advocate for children with special needs, and was a volunteer for DATAHR.  She also loved  volunteering as a “lunch lady” at St. Gregory’s. Peggy enjoyed crafts and reading.  Peggy and Dick enjoyed summer vacations in Wells Beach, Maine.


Peggy was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Richard C. Sniffin, son Matthew, and grandsons Christopher and Andrew.  She is survived by her children: Dennis, David, Daniel, Patrick (Katherin), Mary Beth (Paul Finnerty) and Carol (John Martino); and beloved grandchildren Brian, Trevor (Erin), Thomas, Robert, Megan Vo (Eric), Emily Michalek (Ryan), Ryan Finnerty, Connor Finnerty, CJ Martino (Lorin), and Stephanie Wenchell (Harrison).  She is also survived by great grandchildren Declan, Ronan,  Greyson and Autumn.  She is  predeceased by her 5 siblings, Jack, Bill, Mary Jane, Ginny and Tom.


Peggy’s loving, gentle nature and big smile will be missed by all who knew her.


The family would like to express profound gratitude for the exceptional, compassionate care Peggy received at Maplewood at Stony Hill over the past 6 years.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury, on Friday, January 26th at 11:00am.  Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel, will follow. 


Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family between the hours of 5:00 – 7:00pm on Thursday  at Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury.    


Contributions in memory of Peggy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter at




5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Cornell Memorial Home
247 White Street
Danbury, Connecticut, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday, January 26, 2024
St. Gregory The Great Church
85 Great Plain Road
Danbury, Connecticut, United States
(203) 792-0222


St. Mary Cemetery
CT - 53
Bethel, Connecticut, United States
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